My gosh but I'm late to every party this year, it seems. The term "working mother" just does not do it justice, particularly with a job that drains me of absolutely all I seem to have right now. The tragedy of Friday also hit me hard, especially as a fellow school psychologist was shot in the line of fire...but mostly for those poor parents and surviving school personnel.
But here I am now. Christmas (yes, I will speak that beautiful word, thank you) is upon us, my older son is home from college and in another two days I shall bake cookies.
Here are a few humble (and never new, I might add) Christmas decorations around my house. Far from the over-achieving and breath-taking blogs I now only occasionally visit, I continue to decorate for Christmas in my own little ways that seem to bring comfort to my family.
Our tree continues to be decked with a homemade skirt from my mom and cheetah ribbon joyfully given to me by my friend Brenda years ago.
A basket once on sale from Ballard Designs holds Christmas wrapping ready to be used.
I like to recycle bows from gifts and tie them to my existing plants to add a festive twist. Simple and free. :)
Stockings hung by the chimney with care ;)
Thanks for visiting. I realize I am posting so very little now, and hope to have more time for blogging in 2013. :)
Have a wonderful Christmas for those of you who celebrate it!